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ALA 2024: Librarians rally for the right to read

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ALA 2024: Librarians rally for the right to read

Jul 01 2024

Freedom to read tops the list of librarians’ priorities, and the American Library Association’s 2024 conference emphasized the existential threats posed by book bans and the populist undermining of public institutions and trust. A Rally for the Right to Read, panels to counteract the censorship of diverse voices, and featured speakers including MSNBC journalist Ali Velshi (Small Acts of Courage), Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), and Golden Globe-winning actor and picture book author Taraji P. Henson (You Can Be a Good Friend [No Matter What]) reinforced a message of solidarity and diversity.

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